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Ebor Festival Betting Tips

Ebor Festival Betting Tips

We have four days packed full of top class racing at the Ebor Festival and to keep you one step ahead our tipster here at 21.couk will be studying the racecards and picking out their top chances for each day of the festival so you can make an educated bet when you look at the latest UK horse racing odds.

Ebor Festival Day Four Tips

Bet of the Day

City of York Stakes - Laurens - 5/2 Race of the Day

Julia Graves Roses Stakes - Mrs Bouquet - 11/2

Long Shot of the Day

Ebor Handicap - Kings Advice- 13/2

Dead Cert of the Day

Strensall Stakes - Wissahickon - 15/8 Ebor Festival Day Four Acca

Ebor Festival Day Three Acca

Ebor Festival Day Three Tips

Bet of the Day

Nunthorpe Stakes - Battaash - 9/4 Race of the Day

Skybet Handicap - Corelli - 11/2

Long Shot of the Day

Gimcrack Stakes - Spartan Fighter- 8/1

Dead Cert of the Day

Lonsdale Cup Stakes - Stradivarius - 4/9 Ebor Festival Day Three Acca

Ebor Festival Day Three Acca

Ebor Festival Day Two Tips

Bet of the Day

Yearling Stakes - Mums Tipple - 7/1 Race of the Day

Lowther Stakes - Liberty Beach - 6/4

Long Shot of the Day

Clipper Logistics Handicap- Qaysar - 9/1

Dead Cert of the Day

Yorkshire Oaks- Enable - 1/4 Ebor Festival Day Two Acca

Ebor Festival Day Two Acca

Ebor Festival Day One Tips Race of the Day

Voltigeur Stakes - Nayef Road - 7/2

Bet of the Day

Symphony Group Handicap - Dakaota Gold - 7/1

Long Shot of the Day

Tattersalls Acomb Stakes- Harpocrates - 8/1

Dead Cert of the Day

Juddmonte International - Crystal Ocean - 11/8 Ebor Festival Day One Acca

Ebor Festival Day One Acca

Trainers to look out for at The Ebor Festival

John Gosden

John Gosden throws everything including the kitchen sink at the Ebor Festival and normally uses the meeting to give his festival starlets one final fling before Champions Day at Ascot. He holds the strongest hand of horses heading into the Festival with Enable likely to appear in one of the feature races, and Weekender expected to head to the Ebor.

Aidan O’Brien

We’re still waiting to see which of the Ballydoyle contingent will make the short trip over the Irish Sea to York, but I’m very much in the belief that Aidan O’Brien will have a plan in mind to take on the likes of John Gosden and Godolphin with Circus Maximus expected to make an appearance.

Richard Fahey

Richard Fahey dominates the stats when it comes to the number of runners and place finishes York. From a total of 393 runners, 27 of those are winners, and 109 of those have finished in the placings which means he has taken home a lot of prize money. He should have a few each-way chances this week, so I’d say watch out for his silks, particularly in the handicaps.

Jockeys to look out for at the Ebor Festival

Frankie Dettori

It could be the John Gosden effect, but the little Italian seems unstoppable in 2019. He’ll be the jockey of choice for the trainer in most of the big races which likely means more winners he can add to his tally for the season, and partner that with a 23.19% strike rate, you could be looking for trouble.

Paul Hanagan

Partnered with Richard Fahey, Hanagan has enjoyed increased success on the Knavesmire. He may only have an 8% strike rate but considering we only race at York a few times a season I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, and say he should be one jockey we need to look out for.

James Doyle

James Doyle has become one of the standout performers in the saddle in recent seasons. Since partnering up with Godolphin, he’s picked up a number of Group One wins, and with an 18.75% strike rate on this course, I’d be tempted to take a look closer look at his chances across the week.

History of the Ebor Festival

The final flat meeting of the British Summer Schedule, The Ebor Festival is a four-day race meeting held annually in August. Feature three Group One races, all of which have some bearing on British Champions Day at Ascot in October, the pièce de résistance of the Festival is the Ebor Handicap itself which is held on the concluding Saturday.

What is the richest race at York?

Racegoers heading to the opening day of the Ebor Festival will be able to take a glance over the horse racing betting markets and place a bet on the richest race to be run at the course each calendar year. The Juddmonte International is the highlight race on the opening day of the card offering trainers, jockeys and owners the chance to compete for enter amount prize money.

The 2018 Ebor Festival

The 2018 Ebor Festival gave us some impressive wins to write home about, one of them coming from the late Sea of Class in the hands of James Doyle in the Yorkshire Oaks, and another coming from Lah Ti Dar who won the Galtres Stakes. But later in the week, in the Lonsdale Cup, it was all about one horse, and that was Stradivarius who topped off the meeting for John Gosden.

York Racecourse Guide

The History of York

One of the premier racecourses in the UK, it’s said that horses raced at York during Roman Time, albeit in the same location at the course today, but that does mean the city can trace its UK horse racing routes back to over 2,000 years ago.

In more recent times, the first records of racing taking place on the Knavesmire date back to 1731, which was so named due to the fact it had a stream (mire) running through the course which needed to be levelled and flood proofed before the horseshoe-shaped course could be officially opened.

Bringing the course right up to date, it underwent refurbishment in 2015 improving all the race going amenities including the restoration of John Carr Stand. A new modern parade ring was also added alongside new facilities for the horses and jockeys so they can be adequately prepared for each event.

What is York Racecourse Like?

York is a left-handed racecourse and is a very flat course which in part comes from the removal of the mire during its creation. The course can handle races ranging from five-furlong sprints all the way up to two-miles six furlong chases which often means punters will be treated to a variety of races if they’re lucky enough to attend the course.

During each race, it’s more common to see runners come down in the middle of the track in the closing stage, particularly if there’s been a bout of rain in the build up the big meetings. Due to its flatness and lack of course undulations, there’s no draw bias at York, which means horses from anywhere could sweep in during the final stage of a race and take the win.

Trainers and Jockeys alike prefer if there’s been no rain at course as due to its flat nature it can make the ground rather testing and the long distances can take some getting.

What other main fixtures are held at York

Outside of the Ebor Festival, the biggest event at the Knavesmire is the Dante Festival, which is held each year in May. The three-day meeting is seen a key trail for the Epsom Derby and the Epsom Oaks, both held at the start of June, with the Dante itself the feature race for the colts and geldings and the Musidora Stakes the one to watch for the fillies. Accompanying that meeting, punters can also look forward to the Yorkshire Cup.

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